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David Matthew Green
B: 1957-09-15
D: 2018-04-25
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Green, David Matthew
Michael Allen Bruce
B: 1948-04-25
D: 2018-04-25
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Bruce, Michael Allen
Elsie Mae Chamberlin
B: 1924-09-04
D: 2018-04-24
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Chamberlin, Elsie Mae
Alan "Scott" Chance
B: 1969-10-11
D: 2018-04-22
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Chance, Alan "Scott"
Margaret Ann King
B: 1937-00-00
D: 2018-04-20
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King, Margaret Ann
Walter Dale Ashworth
B: 1964-05-28
D: 2018-04-18
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Ashworth, Walter Dale
James Douglas "Doug" Wilson
B: 1936-00-00
D: 2018-04-17
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Wilson, James Douglas "Doug"
John Francis Remley
B: 1941-11-10
D: 2018-04-17
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Remley, John Francis
Eleanor Vela Bankes
B: 1941-12-23
D: 2018-04-16
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Bankes, Eleanor Vela
Roy Hixson Steiner
D: 2018-04-16
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Steiner, Roy Hixson
Thomas "Tommy" Elmer Ladd
B: 1986-02-01
D: 2018-04-15
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Ladd, Thomas "Tommy" Elmer
Linda Smith Laugavitz
B: 1946-07-25
D: 2018-04-14
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Laugavitz, Linda Smith
Lacey Renee Mathes
B: 1991-00-00
D: 2018-04-13
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Mathes, Lacey Renee
Lucille Warren Peters
B: 1927-08-15
D: 2018-04-13
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Peters, Lucille Warren
Dan Thomas Costello
B: 1946-08-26
D: 2018-04-13
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Costello, Dan Thomas
Margaret Joan Rike Walker
B: 1944-01-17
D: 2018-04-12
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Walker, Margaret Joan Rike
John Edward Phillips, Jr.
B: 1940-06-13
D: 2018-04-09
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Phillips, Jr., John Edward
James Marvin "Shorty" Lillard
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2018-04-09
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Lillard, James Marvin "Shorty"
Linda Kaye Wooten
B: 1951-02-09
D: 2018-04-08
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Wooten, Linda Kaye
Howard Leonard Tomlin
B: 1922-03-04
D: 2018-04-07
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Tomlin, Howard Leonard
Diane Maxine Thorne
B: 1948-06-17
D: 2018-04-07
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Thorne, Diane Maxine

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov